This Week in Milford

September 30, 2016

What the hell is goin on here?

Really?? What the hell is Gil smoking that he’s gonna waste practice time teaching a new QB from scratch NOW??? In week 2? Handoffs?? When theyve had all freakin summer to do this? Why didnt Palweki let Gil know of his intentions when he was making footprints on the beach? And by the looks of things it’ll be 2018 before he completes a pass. And thats practicing every day. What about taking the snap?? Learning the plays inside out including the line assignments?? Commanding the huddle? Reading defenses?? Audibles?? I could go on and on but steam comes out of my ears.

Unless Gil wants to just show him how hard it is, so he’ll forget about it after a few days. Otherwise this is pure lunacy. At its finest. Comment away!

September 29, 2016

Beef on (Pel)weck(i)


I don’t recall seeing the panel where The Secret Pelwecki told Gil he owed him a shot at QB just because he caused the fumble that gave the Mudlarks a shot to win the Oakwood game. I’m not gonna even try to come up with an analogy for that logic.

If Gil only knew that the new assistant trainer fancies herself The Quarterback Whisperer. He could let her work her magic on Kevin and help him realize his potential to come up big when it’s least expected. Gil needs to realize that his team’s winning the state championship two seasons ago rested entirely on the fluke of Art Standish finding a job in the Valley and Art’s son feeling most comfortable under Gil’s laissez-faire guidance. Maybe the fluke (or is that flake?) that is Pelwecki can lead his team back to the playdowns.

Speaking of flukes, as I write Wake Forest is 4-0!

metapost: I’m going to be traveling on Saturday morning and would be grateful if one of my fellow bloggers could step in for me. If not, it’ll be late in the day before I get a chance to post. Okay? Okay!

September 28, 2016

He’s Asking, Well, He’s Asking What We’re All Asking…

Filed under: Coach Kaz, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Pantheon of Hair — timbuys @ 7:35 am


I’m trying to get a read on the emotions going through Dory’s mind as he dialogues with The Secret Pelwecki. It seems like a mix of incredulity and contempt with a very strong overtone of panic as he realizes that he’s sitting next to the latest Milfordian boy to succumb to delusions of tank town grandeur.

I was so taken by following The Sec-Pel’s train of thought, that I almost didn’t notice that he was making this pitch to Gil and Kaz in panel two. Gil looks like he’s about to fall over backwards drunk while Kaz is reminiscing about his bouncer days as he flexes intimidatingly in an attempt to shoo Kevin away.

Meanwhile, in panel three… Uh, hey, let’s all just pretend panel three didn’t happen.


September 27, 2016

True Colors

Filed under: actual action, Gil Thorp, What the hell is going on here? — robmize2013 @ 5:19 pm

First of all it appears a sea of water is enveloping the field as Hakeem Archer throws a ball off his back foot to our new hero TE Pete De Windt, also doubling as a reader of this slog, er blog. Why oh why do we need their position in front of their name?? Hakeems helmet also appears to be a size too big, aka the old Bills receiver Mark Kelso.

P2 has both color and black/white as the artist evidently ran low on color ink so made the fence and post b/w as well as Pete’s arms.

And in P3 we find Joe Long Hair still pandering to be the QB, even though his team just won behind Hakeem the Dream, and Dory (who?) doesnt seem to care or understand the logic.

Our song today honors Panel 2 for its diversity of color:

September 26, 2016

The Quarterback Whisperer

Filed under: actual action, football, google nonsense — nedryerson @ 3:34 am


Heather Burns works magic with timely advice. Hakeem Archer needs help with fundamentals. Gil Thorp will soon be free to pursue other interests. Randy Weiss is still looking for his first win on the PBA tour.

September 24, 2016

Today’s Post Not As Rushed As Hakeem’s Throw

Filed under: actual action, football, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:15 pm


We didn’t get to hear what kind of advice Gil gave Hakeem Archer on the sidelines so we are left to wonder whether student trainer/coach wannabe Heather Burns is offering similar advice to him. Hakeem can digest said advice as he chugs the bottle of squeeze mustard Heather lifted from The Bucket on her way to the game.

Wispy wideout Max Ortiz is still wispy, and hasn’t filled out enough to wear a number wider than 1. His delicate legs in silhouette are the highlight of today’s highlight reel.  Check in on Monday when we see whether Hakeem relaxes, gets set, and fires, the end result, and whether or not Hakeem credits (or blames) Heather. Who knows? Maybe Heather wil become The Secret Pelwecki’s personal QB tutor.

September 23, 2016

That Is One Unenthusiastic Ref

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos, Trainer Rick Scott — timbuys @ 8:09 am


I may have been a bit too cavalier in volunteering to take Rob’s turn today as this one is a stumper…

So, we know Heather is ambitious. As pointed out in comments though, there is a sizable lacuna in the plot regarding the why’s and how’s of Heather’s QB coaching skills.

Never mind that, however, as in lieu of actual action we are treated to a depiction of that most rare sighting: Gil actually coaching!  Of course, we get no indication of what advice he’s actually giving.

But, clearly, it worked! The redoubtable Pete De Windt (who, like Kevin Pelwecki, is a real person) grabs a pass and makes a first down. None of which we see because, for reasons I can only guess at, it was decided that after telling us they got the first down, we don’t see the pass nor the catch, but instead are shown the ref signalling it.

Random question: Why is TE in bold italics?

Bonus Point: I like Rick Scott just standing there, arms folded, staring off into the middle distance as his erstwhile protege hastily abandons her post. I’d like to think we missed an off panel argument between the two about her divided attention and how she shouldn’t be exhorting the QB when there are ankles that need wrapping.

September 22, 2016

Those Who Can, Do. Those Who Can’t, Coach for Gil for Free


The Secret Pelwecki’s Other Ball just dropped from the arm of the Oakwood running back, giving the Mudlarks’ sputtering offense a shot at getting back in the game. Leading with his head helped Kevin jar the ball loose, but I’m sure that’s not the way Gil wants to see his quarterback use his head.

Speaking of quarterbacks, new assistant trainer Heather Burns has her own opinions about Milford’s. Could it be that the mediocre soccer player doesn’t want to use Rick Scott to sidle her way to becoming the Mudlarks’ placekicker, but to become their quarterbacks coach? Wasn’t one Bobby Howry enough this decade? Or could it be that she actually wants to become the quarterback herself?  By the way, whatever happened to Jarrod Hale?

Pantheon of Hair Dept.: That bowl cut with the keyhole bangs that Whigham is so fond of drawing and that would not look out of place in an Our Gang Comedy.

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